It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Joan Tisch, wife of the late Preston Robert Tisch. Joan donated a transformative gift to Duke's Brain Tumor Center in 2005 following her husband's death from brain cancer, and the center was renamed to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center in his honor. Joan expressed much gratitude to Duke's PRTBTC during her husband's care here, and was quoted as saying, "When we went to Duke, my husband and I were gratified to find not only the most advanced care, but also the most dedicated doctors and medical professionals, who soon became an extended part of our family.”
We are forever thankful for the support the Tisch Family has given to us over the years. Critical research and therapeutic advances have been possible because of Joan and her family's generosity, and the PRTBTC takes comfort in knowing that her legacy will continue to live on.